Common Ailments Service

The Common Ailments Service should be used as an alternative to seeing a GP.

Patients registered to a Welsh GP surgery is eligable to use this service. The only exclusions are:

  • Temporary residents whose usual address is outside of Wales
  • Care home resitents
  • Sometimes when you or your family are unwell you may not need to make an appointment to see your doctor. Your local participation community pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free advice and now free treatment on a range of common ailments. See your local pharmacist for more details. .

Please see below the list of conditions included in the Common Ailments Service:

AcneAthletes foot

Backache (Adult)

ChickenpoxCold Sores*Colic*
Conjunctivitus (bacterial)ConstipationDermatitis (acute)
Diarrhoea*Dry EyeHaemorrhoids
Hay feverHead liceIndigestion/reflux
Ingrowing toenail*Interigo/ringwormMouth ulcers
Nappy rashOral thrushScabies
Sore throat/tonsilitisTeethingThreadworm
Vaginal thrushVerruca

There are no evidenced based NHS treatments available for conditions marked with *. Pharmacists will provide advice on self care and ongoing management of symptoms.



Who can be referred to this service?

For some conditions there are exclusions which will be based on:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Clinical exclusions



**If you are unsure as to whether this service suits you, please contact your local pharmacy for advice**

Pharmacies covering this service are as follows:                                                            

Kevin Thomas Pharmacy45 St Helens Road, SwanseaSA1 4BB01792 654405
Well Pharmacy165 St Helens Road, SwanseaSA1 4DQ01792 460655
Superdrug PharmacyThe Quadrant, Superdrug 35/36, SwanseaSA1 3QW01792 466668

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